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Hand Tool School #2: Semester 1 - Project 2 - Sawbench

02-28-2014 08:23 PM by jasonburr | 0 comments »

I had been looking forward to building the saw bench for a while. I really struggle with sawing to a line. I know that it takes practice, but sawing at bench height is a real pain. Having the use hold fasts or clamps to hold the board, trying to see your line at that height, not being able to get the full effect of letting gravity help, etc. I looked for a board that I could have a final 1” thickness for the top to no avail. I did not feel like making the top out of any premium lumber which i...

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Hand Tool School #1: Intro & Semester 1 - Project 1 - Winding Sticks

02-25-2014 09:07 PM by jasonburr | 3 comments »

For those of you unfamiliar with Shannon Rogers, The Renaissance Woodworker & The Hand Tool School, you find out more here: http://www.renaissancewoodworker.com/http://www.handtoolschool.net/ As I have been re-enamoured (is that a word) with woodworking I find myself being drawn more and more to handwork for a few reasons: 1. It does not require a large amount of space. My area is about half of a half of a two car garage. The wife’s car stays in the garage and my truck stay...

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The Journey #1: Starting the Journey

02-04-2014 06:59 PM by jasonburr | 1 comment »

Since this is my first ever blog post of any kind, I thought I would start out with some background. This will be a document to my journey to understand woodworking and it’s effect on me. I have been enamoured with woodworking on and off for the last 10 years. I have never had the ability to devote any amount of time or space to it. I have owned a table saw and a planer as far as big tools go, used them seldomly and sold them. I always had a fear of them as well as I did not look forward to a...

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Saw Bench #2: More Blood Than Sweat and Tears

12-09-2011 04:25 AM by nurvreck | 2 comments »

Making some good progress on the saw bench. Milling is done, everything has been dimensioned and stretcher housing is cut. All that’s left is the actual assembly. As you can tell with the title, my skin learned that it cannot hold up to steel. Check out the latest entry here

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Saw Bench #1: Rubbed Raw

12-06-2011 08:26 PM by nurvreck | 6 comments »

While I haven’t been spending a lot of time on here in the past couple months, I’ve started gaining back momentum. What I have noticed is that I seemed to jump on the latest craze/band wagon for many woodworkers without knowing it. While going to hand tools is nothing new, when I first started here there seemed to be very little projects or people with complete hand tool mentality. I could no doubt be wrong but everything I read, all the projects seemed to be done with all power t...

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Wood Types and Properties #1: Know your wood #1-Cherry

05-13-2011 10:43 PM by Paul Sellers | 5 comments »

Most people only talk about grain at the most superficial level of how it looks. We woodworkers enter the fibres. We tease the cells apart with the chisel’s edge and search for weaknesses and strengths in the species. We want to know these intimate details so we can exemplify the strengths and protect the weak from harm. I thought that it might help to give my personal insights into the different woods that I have worked with for almost five decades. Most of them are common enough, ...

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